Gary Neville believes Casemiro has looked ‘lost’ in Manchester United’s first two Premier League games and believes Erik ten Hag will face ‘big problems’ if his side fail to sign a new midfielder before the end of the transfer window.
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United slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham on Saturday evening, with Pape Matar Sarr and an own goal from Lisandro Martinez securing a first victory for new Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou.
Ten Hag has targeted a new midfielder this summer and United have held talks to sign Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat and Everton’s Amadou Onana before the end of the transfer window.
‘Casemiro looks lost in midfield in these first two matches,’ Neville said during commentary for Sky Sports.
‘What’s clear is that Manchester United’s midfield needs bolstering.
‘Ten Hag wants a number six who can play alongside Casemiro and at the moment the club can’t get players out to be able to fund that.
‘If they look at the first two weeks, they have to fund it or there will be big problems. What’s clear is that Ten Hag doesn’t want to revert back to Scott McTominay.
With Bruno on the right, the midfield looks all over the place and the front three doesn’t look capable of functioning as one.
Does he go back to McTominay? Ten Hag has made five substitutions and not used him. It’s almost as if he is managing him out of the club.
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